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Cutest Stitch Marker Ever

The Yarn Clubbers all received a set of stitch markers in their first installment, thanks to the amazing Sue of Supervery.

They are, quite simply, awesomesauce.

I’m pretty damn excited that we’ll be the exclusive online sellers of The Best Stitch Markers Ever. Keep an eye on the online shop this week and they’ll be up shortly.

Hooray! (that’s the Owls in the background – slowly quickly getting there..

July 13, 2010   6 Comments

Wool nuts

Last night the boy was hassling me for not paying him enough attention, and joked that he should hang himself up with my wool so that I focus on him just for a minute. He said I was ‘Wool nuts’, to which I replied, what like walnuts?

It is pretty nuts right now – all hands on deck to get the Yarn Club out (there are a few places left, if you’re quick, you might nab one!).

So here is a warm fuzzy story to keep you entertained in the meantime…though I was trying to spot some Knitsch yarns in there as they panned around the shop 😉

June 28, 2010   No Comments

Sneaky peeks

There is a torrent of rain falling, putting a brief (hopefully) halt to an afternoon of intensive dyeing.

Seeing as I don’t have anything super interesting to talk about just yet (yet! :D) I thought i’d share the blog of super awesome crafters Sweet William.

I have got to know Shelley quite well recently, and you may remember I designed her an egg cosy pattern for her to knit.

Clever clogs Shelley also knit up an open/closed sign for her brother’s cafe, and it is the cutest thing ever!

(Thanks Shells for the pic xx)

And see that chunky blue yarn? That’s Knitsch! Coming soon… 😀

May 17, 2010   No Comments

Breathing, and carrying on

It has been a bit of mayhem around here lately.

I work primarily from my parents’ house, and they are on the verge of relocating to Brisbane. In fact, Dad is already there, while Mum wrangles tradespeople and relocations. It’s a bit of a disaster zone (honestly, not even mum can deny it). 
This past week I wanted to get a pile of dyeing done in preparation for the next Craft2.0, but it didn’t happen. The painters were painting in an area I use quite frequently. It was hard to concentrate on doing anything solid and worthwhile when being constantly interrupted by the need to move something or someone. Focus was non-existent, but the situation was unavoidable as, really, family always comes first.
There were plenty of interesting developments during the week, though. And a couple exciting enough things that are now hiding under my hat that will hopefully be announced in the next week or so. 
The Knitsch operations are moving to (hopefully) a steady workshop/studio; It’s a Tree! has been installed and continues to grow, Slip now adorns the New Dowse reception desk (photos to come). New colourways are waiting in the wings, trips being planned, lists being written.
I ended the week feeling as if nothing had been achieved, when really it had. It can be hard running a small business, when external feedback is a little lacking, and life seems to run in a bit of a vacuum. Which is where you come in – the little treats in the mail for it’s a tree, the comments on the blog, the tweets, or the emails that make me smile for a whole day when going might be a bit slow. Thanks to you all – It’s more than enough reason to keep on keeping on 😀

May 15, 2010   No Comments

Instant Gratification

For those who have popped by the online shop, you may have noticed that we don’t have ‘In stock’ numbers.

There’s a reason for that – I dye *all* the time. Like, constantly. Which means most colourways are stored safely in their plastic bins waiting to be wrapped in tissue and delivered safely to the post shop as soon as it is ordered.

Which means, importantly, instant gratification. I’m an incredibly impatient person. I want everything yesterday – and i’m no different with yarn! I’ve made a promise to myself, and you, that all orders will be in the post the next working day at the latest – the same day if possible.

So when you place your order, it will be with you tout de suite*. Yay!

*Unfortunately I don’t have control over delays due to erupting volcanoes, flooding, and punctured postie bike tyres. If only!

May 2, 2010   1 Comment